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Black metal: the cult evolves

Having written by far the most intimate and authoritative history of black metal with his 2013 tome, Black Metal: Evolution Of The Cult, Hammer scribe Dayal Patterson is following it up with a series of further volumes exploring the scene in even greater detail.

Due to be released on March 31, Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Volume 1 focuses on the Norwegian, Polish and what’s been termed Depressive/Suicidal scenes, featuring yet more exclusive and in-depth interviews with the likes of Satyricon, Wardruna, Solefald, Shining (SWE), Kampfar, Mgla, Arkona, Bethlehem and Forgotten Tomb, as well as a host of previously unseen photographs.

Available as a limited, numbered and signed box set, housed in a deluxe box set with foil logo, alongside an exclusive t-shirt, artwork and prints, as well as a stand-alone book, Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Volume 1 is guaranteed to be another illuminating journey into the dark heart of black metal, for both newcomers to the scene and old guard alike.

Check out the Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Facebook page here!

And pre-order it here!

Having freelanced regularly for the Melody Maker and Kerrang!, and edited the extreme metal monthly, Terrorizer, for seven years, Jonathan is now the overseer of all the album and live reviews in Metal Hammer. Bemoans his obsolete superpower of being invisible to Routemaster bus conductors, finds men without sideburns slightly circumspect, and thinks songs that aren’t about Satan, swords or witches are a bit silly.